Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

Another Piece of Pie February 27, 2014

I know it’s going to sound silly. Especially since I can’t actually have any of it. It’s apparently one of those “not for doggies” foods. And yet I can put my selfish longing for people food aside to enjoy the simplicity of joy. From the ground up, it took the form of pie tonight.

It took me by surprise too, since I heard somewhere that cravings like this were supposed to happen while mom was pregnant. Not now, when baby Carter is about to turn two people months old. She actually had very few cravings that I can recall while pregnant, now that I think about it. So today when she randomly proclaimed to the room (which included myself, Carter and dad) that she could really go for a good piece of pie, I didn’t really think anything of it. Pie? Did you eat Pie?

That is, until dad jumped on the bandwagon. I could have pie, he said. And so the joy train left the station. Literally. All four of us piled into the car and set out on an adventure to find the best pie in town. They eventually settled on a chocolate peanut butter pie that smelled so deliciously tempting it took every bone in my little doggie body to hold me back from trying to break into the box on the way home.

But it wasn’t long after we got back home that I realized I didn’t need a slice of pie to find my daily dose of joy today. I had it right there, in the completely random and spontaneous pie adventure that brought smiles to my people. Their smiles warmed my heart tonight, on yet another frigid negative degree evening, like my very own slice of pie.

That’s when I realized how powerful such a thing can be. A random piece of indulgence every now and then really does wonders. And even though I couldn’t sample the pie itself doesn’t mean I didn’t experience the joy firsthand. The adventure. The randomness. The love.

From the ground up, I think I’m going to make a point of finding another piece of pie in my day tomorrow. And maybe the day after tomorrow. Because when something that simple can bring joy into the hearts of those I love, it doesn’t matter that I can’t taste it. Instead I feel it. Sometimes that’s better anyway.


15 Responses to “Another Piece of Pie”

  1. Lyn Says:

    Oh, I love to go out for pie occasionally. Our local pub has several different types of pie or cake with ice cream and coffee for $5. Bliss! I can understand why you loved your outing with your family, Wiles 🙂 That’s another lovely photo of you and Carter too. LOL another few weeks and he’ll be latching on to your ears 😀

    • I’ve heard this about little people and their love of dog ears. And tails. And fur in general. I’m bracing myself for this phase, as it will likely be quite painful. It will all be worth it when we are best friends forever in a few months. 😉
      All my best, dear Lyn!

  2. utesmile Says:

    It is great to just do that spontaniously. Pie or chocolate doesn’t matter, just doing it matters!

  3. I agree with you, it was the idea to go for a pie and the best is: you did it together :o) bzw: hope you got a piece too, brother :o)

  4. Yes, Wiles! Feeling the pie joy is almost as good as tasting the pie itself. …..almost….

    Love and licks,

  5. Pie can make you feel like that. I would also love the adventure of a wild goose chase! We used to do those as a family, just go out into the world and go around until you find something awesome you weren’t expecting. I love doing that

    • Well hello, and welcome! Thank you for agreeing with me on the wonders of pie and goose chases. I also like real goose chases (in addition to figurative ones) though my people would probably frown upon such things. 😉
      Come back and visit again soon!

  6. pawedblog Says:

    Aww Wiles! What you got out of it tastes sweeter than any piece of pie!
    Hugs, Carrie (Myfie, Ellie and Millie) x

  7. huntmode Says:

    Hmm, maybe pie is in the air – I recently bought 4 of ’em – the small ones you can bake in the oven for 1 piggy person or 2 people. I think you should have gotten a spoonful of peanut butter even so, Wyles!

    • I love that pie is in the air because of that special bit of joy it brings! So glad to hear you got a slice of joy in your part of the world too, dear HuntMode!
      Lots of love,

  8. Reblogged this on Wiley's Wisdom and commented:

    The adventure. The randomness. The love.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s